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My Participation Worker

It's my job to support young people to have a say about their experience of care while they are looked after by Wakefield Council. I am also here to ensure that young people, like yourself know their rights and are supported to have their opinions listened to.     

 

I help young people to run the Children in Care Council and I am always looking for young people to join and make sure they get a chance to put their views to the managers.

 

 I run lots of other groups and events for children and young people in foster care, residential care and those getting ready to leave care.

 

Groups are a great way to meet other young people in care, develop confidence and new skills and have fun - at the same time as making a difference to the service you get while looked after.

 

 I have supported our Children in Care Council to develop 'A Pledge' for looked after children. This is the Council's promise to you about how you will be treated and what services you will get whilst you are in care.

 

I work a lot with Barnardo's Children's Advocacy and they can  help looked after children and young people who may have a concern or a complaint or need help to talk to a carer or social worker.

        

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Why a Children in Care Council?
Children in care councils (known as CICC's) are an important opportunity for children and young people in care & care leavers to have their say about the care system and discuss any issues. The government asked that all Local Authorities set up CICC's, they all run quite differently, but the central idea is that they are run by young people that have experienced life in care. By sharing their experiences they can help social workers, managers and other professionals deliver services and make sure the lives of looked after children improve. The CICC helps to challenge negative perceptions of looked after children and champion's children's rights. Read more about Wakefield CICC


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